Pulmonary Hypertension and the Right Ventricle

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Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a chronic, heart and lung condition that increases the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, causing shortness of breath, dizziness, and chest pain among other symptoms.

Read about 8 red flag pulmonary hypertension symptoms you should be aware of.

PH can also lead to right heart failure if left without medical intervention, a serious complication that can lead to death. In this video, shared by Luke Howard, Dr. Howard, a consultant respiratory physician, talks about the right ventricle (which is responsible for pumping blood to the lungs by way of the pulmonary artery) in pulmonary hypertension, it’s physiology and the importance of this ventricle in patients.

Learn more about how a right ventricle enlargement was successfully treated in a PAH animal model.

Pulmonary Hypertension News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.
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